“The Last Mark” Trailer Shows Us a Killer with a Conscience

At least in movies, the job of an assassin is like any other. It's mostly pretty boring, with brief excitement. But if you screw up, there could be heavy consequences. In The Last Mark, Keele (Shawn Doyle) did the one thing a hitman's never supposed to do: leave a witness. But she's not just anyone. Peyton (Alexia Fast) has a connection to Keele's past, which makes it impossible to do his job. His partner (Bryce Hodgson) wants to kill her anyway, putting Keele and Peyton on the run.

The movie was part of a group of 22 titles that premiered at Toronto as part of the Industry Selects program. The slate included entries from around the world, and the director's native Canada. Epic Pictures acquired the film and set it for a tiny theatrical release followed by a VOD premiere.

The Last Mark opens in select theaters on February 25. But those who don't feel like venturing out will only have to wait a few days, as the film will be available on VOD starting March 1.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.